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September 20, 2016

Gerry Rafferty – Sleepwalking (1982) – Lp

by Record Facts

Gerald “Gerry” Rafferty (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011) was a Scottish singer-songwriter, and also known as a member with the band Stealers Wheel in the early 70´s.













Artist:  Gerry Rafferty
Title:  Sleepwalking
Year:  1982
Format:  LP
Label:  Liberty Records
Catalog# 1C 064-83332

Sleepwalking is the fifth studio album by Gerry Rafferty, released in 1982. It is the follow-up to the 1980 album Snakes and Ladders. It would be Rafferty’s last album for Liberty/United Artists, and his last for six years.

Sleepwalking was co-produced by Rafferty and Christopher Neil who went on to become the producer for Mike + The Mechanics. Unlike the previous Rafferty albums such as City to City and Night Owl there is considerable use of synthesisers and drum programming, some of the latter done by Christopher Neil, along with contributions from British session musicians including Hugh Burns, Mo Foster, Liam Genockey, Kenny Craddock, Maurice Pert and Mel Collins.

“Change of Heart” is as good a song as anything Rafferty has ever released and should have been a major hit single. “Standing At The Gates” is a solid opening track with some great drumming and all round great playing. This leads me on to “The Right Moment”, which can bring a tear to the most hardened of rock metal fans, such an affecting song, it really is very beautiful. Raffetys ability to deliver a strong melody with the sweetest of singing voices remains intact here.


Side one
1.  Standing At The Gates  (6:51)
2.  Good Intentions  (4:15)
3.  A Change Of Heart  (4:10)
4.  On The Way  (4:24)

Side two
1.  Sleepwalking  (3:51)
2.  Cat And Mouse  (5:03)
3.  The Right Moment  (3:24)
4.  As Wise As A Serpent  (5:15)

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